Books, Film

Coming soon to a cinema near you: Mood Indigo and Life Itself

It has taken the best part of five months but I have finally find it: the film I’m most looking forward to this year! Y’all should know by now that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is my favourite film of all time. And Michel Gondry’s other flicks are pretty cool too – The Science of Sleep, The Green Hornet and Be Kind Rewind grace my DVD collection, as does The Thorn in the Heart, which I’ve still not seen. The only title I haven’t enjoyed is Human Nature, but that might be more to do with my dislike of Rhys Ifans and Patricia Arquette. His last title, The We and I, was released two years ago and I’ve yet to track down a Region 2 DVD. If you hear of any, please give me a shout. mood indigo film poster Gondry is back this year with Mood Indigo, an absolutely gorgeous looking romance starring the ever-fabulous Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris. And it’s not just the actors who are providing the eye candy. In true Gondry style, the film is painted with beautiful hues and laden with whimsical set designs – watching the trailer really was love at first sight. Check it out.

For a long time, the gown Audrey Hepburn wore in Sabrina was my dream wedding dress, then the dress she wore when she won the Oscar for Roman Holiday, then Sarah’s wedding dress from Brothers and Sisters. Now I think it might be the dress that Audrey Tautou wears here. It’s so pretty and the perfect style. wedding dresses from film and television Moon Indigo played at the Glasgow Film Festival back in February and is due for release in the States in July but I can’t find a general UK release. I’ve got my fingers crossed a release somewhere in Cornwall. Another trailer I’ve seen and loved is for the doc Life Itself. Any true film geek will know the name Roger Ebert and should have a pretty sound knowledge of his work as one of the most famous and respected film critics. Ever. He released his memoir, Life Itself, about a year before he passed away and it’s one of my favourite books. I love not just reading the work of film critics but also about their other experiences in film – first viewings of favourite films, the films that changed their lives, etc – and Life Itself has that and then some. It really is worth a read. The documentary stars several of the directors that Ebert championed, including Martin Scorsese and Werner Herzog, and recounts their stories of the effect he had on their lives and careers. I reckon this film might even need a couple of tissues!

It’s doing the festival circuit at the moment and there doesn’t seem to be a confirmed UK release date. I’ll be keeping an eye on that!

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